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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loose Batteries Cause Accidental House Fire

Two people have been displaced after loose batteries caused their two-story North Potomac home to accidentally catch fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the house in the 14600 block of Settlers Landing Way at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, the fire originated in the kitchen, started […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Potomac Bridal Shop One of 25 Awarded in Second Round of PPE Grants

Love Couture Bridal, a Potomac bridal boutique, was announced Tuesday as one of 25 Maryland businesses set to receive grants totaling $1.6 million to aid in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The recipients, announced by Governor Larry Hogan, are part of a second round of grants being awarded by the Department of Commerce […]

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June 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Photos: Glenstone Museum Reopens Outdoor Exhibits

Glenstone Museum in Potomac reopened their outdoor exhibits on Thursday. Here are some photos of the museum’s outdoor trails from early Thursday morning: Visitors must reserve tickets in advance on the museum’s website. Tickets are free and will be made available Monday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning June 8. Previous post: Glenstone Museum to Reopen […]

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May 29, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Glenstone Museum to Reopen Next Thursday

Glenstone Museum in Potomac announced plans to reopen Thursday, June 4. In order to visit, people must reserve tickets in advance on the museum’s website. Currently, tickets are accessible through June 14. Tickets will be launched Monday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning June 8. The website states, “The wellbeing of our visitors and associates is […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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April 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

20 Places to Get Masks in Montgomery County

Governor Hogan’s order to wear face coverings in retail stores or when riding public transportation went into effect Saturday, April 18. Prior to that Montgomery County residents have been required to wear face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and farmer’s markets since Monday, April 13. Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers […]

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April 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 21 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, April 21, and it is National Kindergarten Day. The day honors Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (1782-1852), who started the first Kindergarten. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. The council will discuss legislation to provide more coronavirus […]

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April 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac and North Potomac. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed […]

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March 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bullis Students, Teacher Make Masks for Medical Workers

The Bullis School in Potomac is utilizing its Bullis Innovation and Technology Lab (BITLab) 3D printers to make N95 masks and face shield bands for medical workers and first responders. Ethan Till and Tyler Kuehl — both juniors at Bullis — started 3D printing N95 masks once their school moved to online learning because of […]

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